Three new PPG products among ARCHITECTURAL RECORD best of 2014

Date: 9 February 2015
Source: PPG Industries
DURANAR GR, CORAFLON GR coatings, SOLARBAN z75 glass selected by panel – Three products introduced by PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) in 2014 were chosen among the best new products of the year in an annual competition held by Architectural Record magazine, one of the industry’s most widely-read trade publications.  DURANAR(R) GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON(R) GR coatings for architectural metal were selected in the “Finishes and Surfacing” category.

SOLARBAN(R) z75 solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass was chosen in the category of “Facades.”

Duranar GR and Coraflon GR coatings are based on the same fluoropolymer formulations that have made conventional Duranar and Coraflon coatings popular with architects for decades. Both function as factory-applied clearcoats over the pigmented layer of a metal coating to create a graffiti-resistant barrier that may be wiped clean with DURAPREP(R) Prep 400 graffiti remover by PPG.

SOLARBAN(R) z75 glass, a solar control, low-emissivity (low-e) glass by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), has a proven track record of international success and debuted in North America in 2014. The glass was selected as one of the best new products of 2014 in an annual competition held by Architectural Record magazine. Shown here on the Korean Register of Shipping in South Korea, Solarban z75 glass features a neutral, cool-gray tint and offers architects and building owners an attractive combination of visible light transmittance (VLT), solar control and glare control characteristics.

In addition to protecting coated surfaces from spray paint, Duranar GR low- and medium-gloss coatings and Coraflon GR high-gloss coatings enable the removal of pen and marker ink, bugs, tar, scuff marks and other substances that mar the appearance of commercial buildings. The PPG graffiti-removal system is believed to be the only one tested and sold by the same company.

Solarban z75 glass, a popular international product that debuted in North America last year, features a neutral, cool-gray tint together with visible light transmittance (VLT) of 48 percent, a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.24 and an exceptional light-to-solar-gain (LSG) ratio of 2.00.

DURANAR(R) GR and CORAFLON(R) GR coatings by PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) were chosen among the best new products of 2014 in an annual competition held by Architectural Record magazine. The coatings feature a clear, graffiti-resistant barrier over the pigmented color layer of the coating. If the coating is spray-painted or otherwise marred, it can be cleaned by applying DURAPREP(R) Prep 400 graffiti remover by PPG. After the solution has been allowed to dwell on the stain for 10 to 60 seconds, it can be wiped with a clean cloth or scrubbed with a nylon brush. Most stains can be removed in 10 minutes or less.

Because Solarban z75 glass has low exterior reflectance of 9 percent, it harmonizes well with other building materials and color-neutral, low-e glasses such as Solarban z50, Solarban 67 and Solarban R100 glasses. It is ideal for warmer climate zones with high air-conditioning demands and is certified at the Silver level by the CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED(CM) program.

Architectural Record magazine’s best new products of the year are selected by a panel of six jurors who rate them according to innovation, usefulness and – where applicable – aesthetics. Duranar GR coatings, Coraflon GR coatings and Solarban z75 glass were chosen from among 500 products in eight categories encompassing facades, openings, lighting and electrical, finishes and surfacing, kitchen and bath, furnishings, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), and outdoor and recreational.

For more information about Duranar GR and Coraflon GR coatings or Solarban z75 glass, visit or call 1-888-PPG-IDEA (774-4332).

PPG: Bringing innovation to the surface.(R)

PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were $15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface, Coraflon, Duranar and Solarban are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

DuraPrep is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural Finishes, Inc.

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